Mar 30, 2015

Taiwanese writer Chou Chin-bo as war victim

Recently I was asked to translate into English a short story that the Taiwanese writer Chou Chin-bo wrote in Japanese back in 1941. I was happy with this request. I was born in Taipei in 1942, but ever since my family was forced out ...

| Feb 27, 2015

Yamashita trial as a monument to our humanity

Many U.S. commentators' assumption that Japan is beyond redemption because it is a "war-crime nation" appears to have taken off at the trial of Tomoyuki Yamashita, who was convicted after the Pacific War in Manila for failure to exert "command responsibility" over every action ...